EXPLO Today

Creativity and Curiosity: Universal Keys to Engaged Learning

Partnership with Agastya Foundation explores how EXPLO curriculum can support economically disadvantaged students in rural India

by Communications Staff

Demystifying College Admission

We live in an era where students are consumed by checklists: taking the SATs, navigating GPAs, and designing a schedule to fit all of their extracurriculars in any given Wednesday.

By Communications Staff

How to Help Your Kids Make Friends

How can parents ensure their kids make friends that will help them flourish and grow? Choose the right environment.

by Melissa Patricio

Career Exploration and Competitive College Admission: Why it Matters

Students and families tell us all the time that navigating the college admission process is one of their top concerns — and often a source of anxiety — as they enter high school. With applications to competitive colleges and universities at historic highs, it's harder than ever to stand out. 


EXPLO at Yale: Watch the 2019 Online Info Meeting

On Monday, March 11, 2019 we live-streamed an info meeting about EXPLO at Yale hosted by Director of Admission, Tim Watson, and Heads of Program, Sarah Ruter and Andy Smith. 


EXPLO Summers Plant Seeds of Risk-Taking and Adventure

As Program Director at the University of South Carolina — Columbia Technology Incubator, Caroline Crowder spends her days connecting startup companies with mentor businesses, along with facilitating a hands-on immersion program to help them get up to speed. An an avid traveler and a three-year...

Moment Number One: Sparking Lifelong Learners

When I am on campus, when I go to classes and watch the workshops and even (maybe especially) the short bursts of unstructured time, I can’t help but think of my neighbor Tony.

EXPLO Students Build Architecture Skills with Pinehills Partnership

We believe the best learning often happens outside of the classroom when students are able to tackle assignments based on real world problems. Working with a variety of world-class organizations allows us to provide these opportunities to EXPLO students.


Sports Management Program Knocks it Out of the Park

For Dylan, who has been using his summers to explore careers in the business of sports, pitching marketing plans to executives at Boston Red Sox minor league affiliate PawSox giving him a competitive edge as he pursues a career in sports management. 

How to Compare Academic Summer Camps: Not All are Created Equal

When you’re immersed in the field of educational summer programming every day (as we are here at EXPLO), it can be easy to forget that, to parents and children searching for their next summertime experience, the differences between camps aren’t all that obvious. When you’ve narrowed down your list...

EXPLO Welcomes Adam Newman, Jon Chang to Board of Trustees

NORWOOD, MASS., Feb. 7, 2019 – EXPLO is pleased to announce the election of two new Trustees, Adam Newman and Jon Chang, each unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees. Newman is the founding partner of Tyton Partners, and Chang is an expert in digital, growth, and product marketing, currently...

Ben Grubner: EXPLO Gave Me My Life as I Know It

Ben Grubner has done quite a few remarkable things for his age. For starters, the Bard College senior has learned four languages, began college at age 16, and studied abroad for a year in Prague. But if you ask him what experience has influenced him the most, he won’t hesitate to tell you that it’s...

Real-World Marketing Project with PEZ Sweetens Summer Learning

At EXPLO, we work to give students real-world experience wherever possible, allowing them to take the skills they gain in our courses and apply them to authentic projects similar to scenarios they could encounter out in the world.